The Limits of Consumer Law in Pursing Sustainability

in Julian Nowag (ed), Research Handbook on Sustainability and Competition Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2023)

Posted: 7 Dec 2022

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Felix Pflücke

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance; University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 2, 2022

Abstract

This Chapter critically examines the limits of consumer law in pursuing sustainability. It uses the case of consumer sales of goods contracts, commercial communications and other marketing practices, and financial products and services to depict the potential and limitations of the current and proposed measures. The Chapter demonstrates that some consumer law provisions contradict consumer theories and scientific studies and provides targeted and actionable policy recommendations to address these deficiencies.

Keywords: Consumer law, sustainability, contract law, unfair commercial practices, financial regulation

Suggested Citation

Pflücke, Felix, The Limits of Consumer Law in Pursing Sustainability (December 2, 2022). in Julian Nowag (ed), Research Handbook on Sustainability and Competition Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2023), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4291907

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